Represent Together: A Messaging Guide for Wellness and Safety

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  • Our own health depends on the health of the person next to us, and the person next to them. Ensuring others can access care is how we take care of ourselves.
  • Our families and neighborhoods are stronger, safer and healthier when we show up and represent for one another in moments of joy and celebration, and of illness and crisis.
  • We pull through this by pulling together.
  • This moment calls on us to go all in for all of us.
  • No one stands alone. We are one beloved community.
  • Anyone who seeks to use this health crisis to divide us, scapegoat Asian Americans, immigrants or anyone else does not represent us.
  • At a time like this, some seek to turn us toward individualism and fear of each other in response to this viral outbreak. But as [Californians] we know that our own well-being is tied to everyone else’s.
  • Now more than ever, this virus has shown us that we are dependent on each other, and no matter where we come from, what we look like, or how much money we have, we know it’s time to pull together and take care of one another.
  • By standing together and making sure each and every one of us — whether Black or white, Asian or Latinx, native or newcomer — has the resources and information we need, we can prevail through outbreak. It’s time to represent for all of us.
  • We are all better off when we are all healthy — that includes the most vulnerable among us.
  • Any one person’s wellness depends on everyone else’s. Whether it’s people with chronic health conditions, people without shelter, our undocumented neighbors or people living in detention, we must ensure all of us can access the care we need.
  • Everyone has a right to full healthcare, regardless of their insurance or immigration status
  • Local public health officials, healthcare providers and public school teachers and administrators lead us in coordinating services, sharing information, and protecting public health. Local governments need immediate and significant resources to do this work with and for us; it’s past time we ensure Californians can have what we need by providing the people who care for, inform and educate our communities the resources to do their jobs. From the vaccines required to treat an outbreak to the testing necessary to know who has what, healthcare and paid time to recover has to be for everyone or no one can be sure to get and stay well. When any one of us is blocked from the diagnoses and treatments we require, all of us are vulnerable to unnecessary complications from illnesses we need not spread. By coming together, we can create a fair and comprehensive healthcare system that treats us all as equal and ensures we can get a stay well.
  • No matter what you look like, where you live or how much money you have, when you’re sick, getting care without going bankrupt is everyone’s first priority. But for too long, we’ve let a powerful few divide us to pad their own profits by making life and health a product for sale. We must rewrite the rules to ensure everyone can access the care that we need.
  • As the crisis disrupts our daily lives, including our ability to work, pay rent and send our kids to school, we need to ensure working people can make ends meet, not hand tax breaks to the richest 1% and finance bailouts for corporations.
  • The choices our government makes now to help us weather the outbreak of the coronavirus can also set a better course for the future of our communities. Now is the time for us to unite across our differences and make policy choices that help every-day people in pursuit of a safe and thriving [California].
  • We commend business leaders who are stepping up to prioritize the public good that will keep us healthy and working to ensure that their workers will be able to take care of their children, eat well and stay in their homes. We call on our government to do the same.

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